30 Day Self Love Challenge
About our 30 Day Self Love Challenge
With so much going on in our day-to-day lives, those tough work regimes, family chores, and responsibilities, it often becomes difficult to find time for oneself. We tend to prioritize others while forgetting to appreciate ourselves. However, it’s important to become your own friend and admire yourself before you take care of other people in your life. They say that inculcating a new routine calls for repeating something for at least 21 days.
That is why practicing self-love for one full month is going to make it a part of your life and boost your overall well-being. If you are ready to appreciate yourself some more, here’s a 30 day self love challenge with a new feel-good activity for every day of the month.
Daily Ideas for the 30 Day Self Love Challenge
Day 1 : Meditate
Try meditating for a few minutes and practice some mindfulness. Focus on the moment and make sure not to think about anything. This is one of the best ways to kick-start your self-love challenge. Meditation not only helps in reducing stress but also has a calming effect on your brain when you feel mentally exhausted.
Day 2 : Go for a Walk
One of the easiest yet biggest things you can do to take care of your body and mental health is to go for a 30-minute walk. Feel the blood rushing through your veins while you walk in the open amidst the beauty of nature. Going for an early morning walk will boost your metabolism and make your day much more productive.
Day 3 : Prepare a Healthy Meal
A healthy home-cooked meal not only works wonders for providing your body the right nutrients and vitamins but also benefits your brain. Plus, putting in some effort in preparing a delicious meal for yourself brings out a sense of accomplishment. Staying healthy doesn’t entirely depend on your physical activities, but also on the fuel you offer to your body.
Day 4 : Click a Picture of Yourself
We are all accustomed to taking selfies and posting them online. However, you really don’t need to post a picture of yourself to feel good. Try taking a selfie exclusively for yourself and keep it as a reminder that you are amazing! The whole idea here is to make yourself look and feel awesome.
Day 5 : Read a Book
Learning new things is a major part of self-love, and what works better than reading a book when it comes to strengthening your mind? Whether you pick motivational books, educational material, non-fiction reads, or magical stories – reading books opens a new horizon for your mind. So, grab a new book and read it with complete concentration. You will end up feeling much more relaxed.
Day 6 : Listen to Happy Music
There’s no doubt that music has the potential to alter the mood and the whole vibe of a place. And that’s why turning up music that makes you happy changes the flow of your day almost instantly. Go for some upbeat songs or simply play an album that brings back good memories.
Day 7 : Accept Yourself
Being genuinely happy calls for accepting yourself exactly the way you are. This includes appreciating your personality traits, your appearance, and your thoughts. We all are likely to get negative thoughts about the way we look, so try looking in the mirror and give yourself some compliments. This will boost your self-confidence and increase your self-acceptance.
Day 8 : Take Help of Others
You deserve to relax and involving others in the household chores is going to reduce your work pressure. You can take the help of other members in the family in cleaning, laundry, managing the space, and more. This will not only make the work easier but will also get things done much quicker and let you celebrate some self-love.
Day 9 : Choose a New Good Habit
Developing good habits works no less than therapy for your body and soul. Getting rid of bad habits becomes much easier when you replace them with good ones. For instance, if you drink lots of caffeine or cold drinks, it would be a good idea to replace those beverages with lots of water every day.
Day 10 : Practice Journaling
Writing your thoughts in a journal helps you simplify them and get everything more organized. You can write down anything, ranging from your ideas and tasks to your worries, concerns, or to-do lists. This will help you remember them better and clear your mind at the same time. It’s good to practice journaling in the evening before going to bed.
Day 11 : Grab Some Laughter
Laughter works like medicine when it comes to making even the gloomiest days feel better. Share some jokes, watch some funny videos, or even check out memes online – laugh out loud and show them to your loved ones. This is going to release some feel-good hormones and make things seem much more pleasant.
Day 12 : Do Things That Make You Happy
Dedicate a day to doing things that truly make you happy. This can include watching a good movie while you simply relax on the couch, or dancing to your favorite tunes, or doing some shopping. Pick one of your favorite activities, or go for a whole bunch of them – it’s your call!
Day 13 : Unplug Yourself
It’s a good idea to disconnect from all your phones, computers or even the television every once in a while. Although, it may seem difficult not to check on your social media, unplugging yourself for an entire day will only bring out a sense of freedom. Instead of the digital world, find something else to make better use of your time.
Day 14 : Note Down Positive Affirmations
Noting down at least 3-5 positive affirmations will improve your overall state of mind. Think of your goals and note them down as affirmations like you’ve already achieved them. You can save them in a notebook, or write them down on sticky notes, followed by sticking them somewhere that easily catches your eye. This will motivate you to plan things to achieve those goals for real.
Day 15 : Workout or do Yoga
Speaking of exercise, there are numerous ways to get your blood flowing and promote better mental health. Yoga is a great form of exercise that not only improves your muscle strength but also increases muscle flexibility and empowers the mind. You can also go for a workout of your choice that makes you feel energized.
Day 16 : Eat Your Favorite Treats
It’s good to indulge in your favorite food and treat your taste buds with great flavors. However, make sure not to eat in a rush – instead practice mindful eating and cherish every single bite. If you like cookies, bake a nice batch for yourself, or simply buy them from the store. Avoid overeating and don’t distract your mind while you savor them.
Day 17 : Do Nothing and Enjoy the Peace
Making yourself happy is not always about doing something. Dedicate a day to doing nothing much, instead allow your mind to be at peace. Give your body some rest and cherish the silence and peace around. It may be a bit difficult to maintain a calm and quiet environment in today’s busy routines, but it’s worth it!
Day 18 : Write Yourself A Love Letter
A love note is one of the most amazing expressions of love. No matter how strange it sounds, write a love letter to yourself! The idea behind the activity is to pour your heart out and express the love you feel for yourself! The letter will work as a wonderful means to let your mind and soul realize that you appreciate yourself.
Day 19 : Pamper Yourself
Pampering yourself is all about self-love and being kind to your body. Get a warm bubble bath, take a massage, or simply hit the salon to get your hair or nails done. A bubble bath relaxes your mind and muscles, further making it easier for you to be in control of your moods. Go for anything that brings forward your self-confidence – wear that gorgeous dress or put on some makeup.
Day 20 : Watch the Sunset/Sunrise
It’s essential to get enough sun and soak up some rays to boost the production of Vitamin D in your body. Additionally, watching the sunrise or sunset is quite a surreal moment. Try getting up early or take out a few minutes in the evening to witness the gorgeousness of a sunset. Make sure there are no distractions for a few minutes.
Day 21 : Declutter Your Stuff
A cluttered space can stress the mind, and that’s why cleaning out and organizing your closet is another form of self-love. Also, get rid of things around the house that you don’t need anymore. If you have been putting off decluttering your stuff for a long time, doing it now will give you a feeling of accomplishment.
Day 22 : Spend Time with Loved Ones
Appreciating the special people in your life makes you realize that you are loved and acknowledged. Spend some quality time with your family, friends, or your significant other. It’s good to express your care for them and let them know that you are thankful for everything they have done for you. You can do that over a conversation, over a text, a mail, or by sending them a small gift.
Day 23 : Go Out
Take a break from the routine and go out to your favorite place. Try heading out to a new restaurant and grabbing a new dish that you wanted to try. Or you can simply go to the usual place that makes you feel comfortable, but try ordering something you have never had. If you would like, you can also get the company of friends or a loved one.
Day 24 : Buy Yourself Flowers
Who doesn’t like a bunch of flowers? You don’t need to wait for a special occasion or a special someone to buy you flowers. Instead, get yourself a lovely bouquet with your favorite blooms. You can adorn your work desk with the bunch, or simply put them on the bedpost to bring in more positivity. Surely an amazing way of expressing self-love!
Day 25 : Get a New Hobby
Never got the time or chance to do that one hobby that always interests you? Now is the time! Indulge in a new hobby of your choice, whether it’s painting pretty pictures, going for local wine tasting, bowling, playing an instrument, or anything that you want to try. Take out time from your schedule and do exactly what you like.
Day 26 : Make a Vision Board
Whatever you want from your life in the future in terms of career, dreams, wishes and goals – bring it out for creating a large vision board. It works as a reminder of your hopes and boosts the idea of self-love. Infact, making a vision board motivates you to go out and lead your life with bigger hopes and courage than ever.
Day 27 : Perform an act of Kindness
Showing a nice gesture or an act of kindness towards someone is going to make you feel so much more relieved. It can be as small as a quick note to a coworker or helping someone on the street. The kind of effects that it has on you is extremely soothing and improves your overall well-being.
Day 28 : Forgive Yourself
We all make mistakes in our lives, and sometimes, feeling guilty for them affects our present and future. Forgiving yourself for any mistakes made in the past is a part of self-love and helps you heal for the better. Write down your mistake and own them – promise yourself not to repeat them and finally throw the paper away.
Day 29 : Say No to Things you Don’t Want to Do
Dedicate this day to learning to say “No.” Look at your planner and figure out all those things this month that you don’t really want to do. If they aren’t necessary for your work, health, or home, then cancel them. Also, when someone asks you to do something, take your time to evaluate your schedule and commit only if you can pull off the task without stressing yourself. This saves your energy and time.
Day 30 : Celebrate your Achievements
On the last day of your 30 day self love challenge, prepare a list of all your achievements in the last year. This will make you feel proud of yourself and encourage you to keep doing better. Go through your accomplishment list the next time you feel confused or demotivated. Also, note down how you accomplished your 30-day self love challenge to remind yourself of your victory.
By the time you complete the 30 day self love challenge, you would already be feeling much more content with yourself and everything around you. Ditching some bad habits, inculcating some good ones, practicing your favorite hobbies, appreciating yourself the way you are, and making sure to take care of your body and mind – there’s nothing that this challenge doesn’t help you with.